I appreciate the olive branch. No harm done. Not incidentally, however, it leads me to my answer to your question.
Admitedly existing somewhat out of what a lot of people consider to be "the norm," I think those factors you mentioned are a huge part of who I am. Not because I happen to follow any agenda, per se, but I think that they inform a sort of curiosity that I have regarding people of all walks of life. That being said, a political website isn't exactly the kind of place one states that they like cooking, black labs and rockabilly music. But I do.
Also, kudos on the pun. Seriously. Well done -- I almost didn't "catch it." :)